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New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

New OH Football Coach Kevin Wald Looks to Build a Championship Culture; Seventh Head Coach Since 2011

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

May 2, 2019


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The 2018-2019 school year has been one of change at Olympic Heights, ranging from the school getting a new principal to changes at a few of the athletic programs’ head coaches. One of those coaching changes involves the OH football team with Kevin Wald taking over the helm of the program. Baz Alfred,...

Heights Baseball Primed for District Tournament Championship Run

Heights Baseball Primed for District Tournament Championship Run

Jacob Tucker, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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For the Olympic Heights varsity baseball team, this is the year that it was finally supposed to reach its full potential, entering the season with rising expectations from their mediocre prior seasons. Now, as the team continues to get the job done on the field, it enters the district playoffs with...

OH Boys Lacrosse Team Gets First Win in School History; Girls Teams Sees Vast Improvement

OH Boys Lacrosse Team Gets First Win in School History; Girls Teams Sees Vast Improvement

Kaivin Im / Emily Nomberg, Staff Writers

April 5, 2019


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This 2019 spring sports season, Olympic Heights resurrected its dormant girls’ lacrosse program after a and instituted it first ever boys’ lacrosse program. And history was made on Thursday, April 4, when the boys’ lacrosse team recorded its first win in school history by downing John I. Leonard...

OH Softball Takes Down Undefeated Martin County on Gabi Obando’s Ninth Inning Walk-Off Home Run

OH Softball Takes Down Undefeated Martin County on Gabi Obando’s Ninth Inning Walk-Off Home Run

April 4, 2019


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The Olympic Heights softball team ran its record to 11-4 by beating previously undefeated Martin County 1-0 on a Gabi Obando inside-the-park home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday, April 3. OH pitcher Kaitlyn Cunningham earned the win in the pitchers’ duel, striking...

Lions Softball Posts Back-to-Back Wins in Pitchers’ Duels; Now 6-1 on the Season

Lions Softball Posts Back-to-Back Wins in Pitchers’ Duels; Now 6-1 on the Season

March 8, 2019


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The Olympic Heights softball team put together back-to-back wins over quality opponents on Wednesday and Thursday nights, running their season record to 6-1. The Lady Lions defeated Park Vista 3-2 on Wednesday and Seminole Ridge 3-1 on Thursday I ntwo tightly played pitcher duels. OH pitcher earned...

OH Flag Football Trounces Oxbridge Academy 26-0

OH Flag Football Trounces Oxbridge Academy 26-0

March 6, 2019


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Faith Krost caught two touchdown passes and added a punt return for touchdown to lead the Olympic Heights flag football team to a 26-0 rout of Oxbridge Academy in the Lions’ district play opener on Wednesday night at Corey Lewis Stadium. After the Lions opening drive of the game stalled forcing...

OH Flag Football Downs West Boca to Win Season Opener

OH Flag Football Downs West Boca to Win Season Opener

March 4, 2019


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First year senior quarterback Alexis Durrance threw two second half touchdown passes to lead the Olympic Heights flag football team to a 12-0 win over the West Boca Bulls in the team’s season opening game on Monday night at Corey Lewis Stadium. After a scoreless first half, which saw West Boca take...

OH Baseball Mercy Rules PBL Rams in Season Opener

OH Baseball Mercy Rules PBL Rams in Season Opener

Jacob Tucker, Torch Contributor

February 26, 2019


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The Olympic Heights High School varsity baseball team got its 2019 season off to an impressive start with a 15-0 trouncing of the Palm Beach Lakes Rams on Monday night. The Lions could not have been more perfect on the field, as they took care of business in only three innings.. The game started o...

Heights Baseball Looks to Reap the Rewards of Hard Work in 2019 Season

Heights Baseball Looks to Reap the Rewards of Hard Work in 2019 Season

Jacob Tucker, Torch Contributor

February 21, 2019


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When Coach Casey Beck took over the helm of the Olympic Heights baseball team four years ago, he had one goal in mind: build a winning program. Similar to most every coach at OH, he wanted to make his team not only part of the school’s list of activities but part of its culture. Different from previous...

Heights Softball Trounces Atlantic 21-3 in Season Opener

Heights Softball Trounces Atlantic 21-3 in Season Opener

February 20, 2019


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Taking advantage of home runs by Kaitlyn Cunningham and Kelly Montilla, the Olympic Heights softball team won its 2019 season opener at Atlantic High, trouncing the Eagles 21-3 on Tuesday afternoon. Cunningham’s home run came in her first at bat of the season, putting the Lions ahead 2-0 in the...

OH Girls Soccer Closes Out 15-Win Season; Readies for Potential Showdown with West Boca in District Tournament

OH Girls Soccer Closes Out 15-Win Season; Readies for Potential Showdown with West Boca in District Tournament

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Coming into this year, Olympic Heights girls soccer coach Jim Cappello had very high expectations for his team, and as the team approaches next week’s district tournament, it would be an understatement to just say that those expectations have been met. The Lady Lions wrapped up their 2018-19 regu...

OH Basketball Program’s “Culture Change” Paying Immediate Dividends as Lions Off to Best Start in Years

OH Basketball Program’s “Culture Change” Paying Immediate Dividends as Lions Off to Best Start in Years

Joshua Wolf, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


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One-third of the way through its season and heading into the Winter Break, the Olympic Heights boys basketball team, under the leadership of new head coach Keith Mackrey, is turning heads with its 4-4 record featuring upsets and close losses to area powerhouses. The Lions opened it 2018-19 campaign with a ...

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